The Department of Pesticide Science was founded in 2000, and it was named as the key discipline of Jiangsu Province in 2002 and the national key discipline in 2007, which is the only university department in Jiangsu Province that has been approved to teach Pesticide Science at Master and Doctoral level. It contains Lab of Natural Products and Pesticide Chemistry, Lab of Fungicide Biology, Lab of Insecticide Toxicology and Resistance, Lab of Insecticide Pharmacology and Neurotoxicology, Lab of Herbicide Toxicology and Resistance, Lab of Pesticide Residues and Environmental Toxicology. It establishes the research platforms of State & Local Joint Engineering Research Center of Green Pesticide Invention and Application, Key Laboratory of Pesticide Science of Jiangsu Province. The main research areas include pesticide chemistry, pesticide biology, pesticide application technology, and pesticide environmental toxicology. It has built a long-term and productive co-operation in the development, registration and management of pesticides with many well-known pesticide enterprises and organizations which manage the utilization of pesticides. There are 21 full-time teachers, including 9 professors and 9 associate professors. It has won 3 of the National Science and Technology Progress Award and 6 of provincial and ministerial level Science and Technology Progress Award. The discipline usually recruits more than 10 PhD and 30 master students each year.